Downey Voice Acting Coaching, Workshops and Demos

Downey Voice Acting Coaching, Workshops and Demos John Wesley Downey offers a variety of services to actors or anyone interested in developing professional voice over or voice acting skills or on camera acting skills.
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Contact John at [email protected] for more information on private coaching, workshops and voice over demos.

Mission: To provide high quality, professional instruction to actors and newcomers to voice over so that they have the basic tools to pursue voice over work.

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I've decided to increase the rates I charge for voice over coaching and producing voice demos by 50% effective December ...
11/11/2020

I've decided to increase the rates I charge for voice over coaching and producing voice demos by 50% effective December 1st. I have been at very low, below market prices for a long time now (ten years) and have not increased my rates when others did. This increase is logical and fair, especially given the quality of what I offer.

I was going to wait until the beginning of the New Year 2021, and increase the rates on January 1st but decided to go early before we get too close to Christmas. I've had many people purchase coaching packages and demo production as a holiday gift for their significant others.

If you want the lower rate, contact me no later than November 30 to make payment arrangements.

I have been making a living with my voice since I was in my mid teens, have voiced every kind of job you can imagine, had a long career in radio, spent seven years as a talent agent representing other voice over artists and spent 17 years teaching, coaching. writing and producing hundreds of demos for voice talent. I am the best at this, so if you want the best to coach and support you, and produce a demo for you, get in touch at [email protected]

11/08/2020
11/07/2020

Do you want a a free, half hour phone consultation about voice over coaching & demos? Contact John at [email protected]

I'm here to help you with the part of your voice over dream involving coaching and making a demo.  Contact John at goodk...
10/25/2020

I'm here to help you with the part of your voice over dream involving coaching and making a demo. Contact John at [email protected] to arrange a free 30 minute phone consultation about pursuing voice over. Dream + Plan + Action = Goal achieved & Success! By the way, if anyone says they'll make you a voice over artist for $ 3,500 run for the hills. I'll do a better job for less than half that and give you a lot more attention and TLC.

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10/18/2020

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Here's my voice over student Mark Alan (he's the one with the long hair!)  I'm happy to report that after working with m...
10/18/2020

Here's my voice over student Mark Alan (he's the one with the long hair!) I'm happy to report that after working with me as a coach and demo producer, Mark has booked seven voice over projects, four commercials and three audio books. Congratulations Mark! If you need voice over coaching and/or need a demo produced, contact me, John Wesley Downey at [email protected] to discuss your own goals, how I work with people and my rates, which are very reasonable.

10/17/2020
Quinton Sampson Commercial Demo

I've produced over 400 demos and taught thousands of students voice over/voice acting over the last 17 years. This demo remains one of my favorites because I was able to help the student bring out their strongest talent, humor and character voices. Everyone is different though, which is why everything I do in coaching and production is specialized for the individual student. Give this demo a listen and if you're interested in working with me, contact me at [email protected]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzk9m4iTMg&t=11s

The talented Mr. Sampson's commercial demo.

10/12/2020
Voice Over and Acting Coach shares important guidance and advice

Here's a fifteen minute video of me, John Wesley Downey, sharing some of the most important information I've learned in almost 20 years of coaching voice over talent. This should help you. If you are looking for a coach to help you grow and produce and write an audio demo for you,
please contact me at [email protected]

FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3J5ccWqsW8&t=11s

I've been using my voice to make a living my whole life and I've been coaching voice over talent for almost twenty years. In this video I talk about two very...

Congratulations to voice over artist and actor Dorian Calderon who has just completed his voice talent demo package.  He...
10/11/2020

Congratulations to voice over artist and actor Dorian Calderon who has just completed his voice talent demo package. He has a commercial reel, a character track (he plays two characters having a conversation), an industrial narration track and an audio book sample. Dorian's now armed with a great marketing tool to launch his voice over career. If you want a coaching/demo production package to produce a first class professional voice demo, contact John at [email protected] (Please share this post.)

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10/08/2020

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01/19/2020
Bad Job - Liberty Mutual Insurance Commercial

By now, everyone's seen this hilarious commercial about the awkward actor who can't quite get the script right. Don't be this guy (or gal.) I can help you do this the right way. Read down the page for my workshop, coaching and demo services that can turn you into a pro so won't come off like an idiot.
By the way, this actor they hired to do this commercial is actually very good, because his performance made you believe he didn't know what he was doing, when actually he's fully aware.

Hollywood’s finest gets it right with customized insurance. Subscribe to Liberty Mutual: https://bit.ly/2yXYG8I

Pay Pal link if you need to pay me for a workshop, demo or coaching.
11/17/2019
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Pay Pal link if you need to pay me for a workshop, demo or coaching.

Go to paypal.me/JohnWesleyDowney and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.

When I'm not coaching my voice over students or producing world-class voice over demos so my students can promote their ...
11/05/2019

When I'm not coaching my voice over students or producing world-class voice over demos so my students can promote their voice over talents, I have a weekend job anchoring the news on Houston's biggest AM radio station, a heritage news/talk station and Houston's only 24 hour 50,000 watt AM radio station. At night the signal reaches from Mexico to Florida. You can hear me on Friday & Saturday nights at the top and bottom of the hour on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, Somewhere in Time with Art Bell and of course George Noory on COAST TO COAST. Here's a look at the studio I work in when I'm doing the news. Click on the pic for a better look. I've been doing radio work of all kinds (commercials, talk shows, movie reviews) since I was a teenager. Scroll down the page to learn of my upcoming voice workshop, my demo production services and more. My schedule is busy but you can contact me about rates and services at [email protected]

10/09/2019

If you're an aspiring voice over artist then you need coaching from a pro & and a professionally produced demo that shows your ability to perform commercials, industrial narration, character voices and audio books. The demo is your calling card to agents, audio producers & the internet. I offer a coaching/demo package that includes twelves hours of instruction and coaching, scripts written & custom tailored for YOU and your particular talent and a world class demo that will impress a lot of people besides your Mom! How do you get started? What are you waiting for? For more information contact John Wesley Downey at [email protected]

For those of you who want to be a voice over artist and get a professional demo made, I have three questions I'd like yo...
06/07/2019

For those of you who want to be a voice over artist and get a professional demo made, I have three questions I'd like you to ask yourself.
(1) Why have you not begun working on your dream? Why are you procrastinating?
(2) If not now, when? How long are you going to wait? Life moves on. Don't let your dreams slip away. Go for it!
(3) Why haven't you contacted John, gotten all the information and made a decision to move forward?
For info, rates and encouragement, contact John Wesley Downey at [email protected] Have a blessed and prosperous day!

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05/29/2019

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Just completed producing a first class, professional voice over demo after 12 weeks of training for Darla Smith.  Great ...
07/31/2017

Just completed producing a first class, professional voice over demo after 12 weeks of training for Darla Smith. Great job Darla!

People often ask me what I think are examples of GREAT voice over work.  In my opinion, Morgan Freeman's voice over narr...
03/18/2017

People often ask me what I think are examples of GREAT voice over work. In my opinion, Morgan Freeman's voice over narration the last ten minutes of the Shawshank Redemption is top of the line. Voice work doesn't get any better than that.

One of my voice over students, Araine, records her voice demo.  For more details, see the post below.
11/12/2016

One of my voice over students, Araine, records her voice demo. For more details, see the post below.

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01/22/2016

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05/21/2015

I keep getting asked for a link to my website. This page IS my website. For what I do, which is teach and hold workshops, I don't need a website. If you need to get in touch with me, my email is [email protected] or send me a FB message.

Here's the four great students from my May 9th Voice Acting workshop, from left to right, Melody Moss, Jonathan Tippett ...
05/10/2015

Here's the four great students from my May 9th Voice Acting workshop, from left to right, Melody Moss, Jonathan Tippett (he drove in from Beaumont/Orange County, Erica Ferguson and Emmanuel Arzadon. The next workshop will be on June 6th.

04/29/2015
Voice Over Demo for 9 year old girl - Produced by John Wesley Downey

I produce voice over demos for kids and teens age ( 9 to 18). I produce them for adults too, but as we get closer to summer, there's usually increased interest in having one done for kids. Here's a demo I produced for a 9 year old girl. My schedule has six available slots this summer, so if you want one, let me know at [email protected]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI0rmRCY1UM

I've produced hundreds of voice demos over the last eleven years, but this one for a nine year old was one of the most rewarding. I love showcasing voice tal...

John Wesley Downey is having an Introduction to Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, May 9th from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway. ...
04/24/2015

John Wesley Downey is having an Introduction to Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, May 9th from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway. Basic technique, lots of practice & constructive critiques in a supportive atmosphere. $ 150, but you receive an early bird discount if you enroll and pay by April 30th. Accepting pay pal, checks, money orders. Workshop limited to maximum of 5 students to maintain good teacher-student ratio. If interested, contact John at [email protected]

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01/18/2015

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I'm having my first voice over workshop of the New Year on Saturday, January 17th from 1 to 5pm.  Five slots available. ...
01/02/2015

I'm having my first voice over workshop of the New Year on Saturday, January 17th from 1 to 5pm. Five slots available. $ 100 is the fee, but there's a discount for those who enroll and pay early. Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques. Contact John at [email protected] ASAP to ensure enrollment. Also, a discount for paypal users.

On January 1st, 2015 I'm increasing what I charge to write/coach/produce a voice demo by 30%.  If you're interested and ...
12/01/2014

On January 1st, 2015 I'm increasing what I charge to write/coach/produce a voice demo by 30%. If you're interested and you want to avoid the increase, get in touch and let's talk. [email protected] I do quality work.
Click on this You Tube video to hear an example of my demos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj75jl7e8jo

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday weekend wishes for all of our clients, students and friends!
11/28/2014

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday weekend wishes for all of our clients, students and friends!

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